Most Improved Umpire: Bill Hohn (29)
Bill Hohn is the Umpire Fantasy League's 2010 most improved umpire of the year. In his 21st Major League Baseball umpiring season, Hohn finished the 2010 season with four ejections and a 50% accuracy rating (2/4). Hohn had received praise from voters for his calmer and more professional attitude as well as an increased willingness to ask crew-mates for assistance on tough plays. As one voter commented, "Wild Bill might now be Mild Bill, but very good job." Notably, Hohn correctly ruled Phillies pinch hitter Mike Sweeney was successful in checking his swing during a September 2 contest between the Phillies and Rockies
. HP Umpire Paul Emmel had appealed to 1B Umpire Hohn, who correctly ruled that Sweeney had not attempted to strike the pitch at and until the moment when the ball became dead by reason of hitting Sweeney's person for a hit by pitch. Hohn also helped end a field incursion in Baltimore on September 20
. Hohn finished 2009 with a league-leading and personal high of eight ejections and was UEFL's 2009 Worst Umpire of the Year
Bill Hohn (29) now has 6 points in the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League.
Bill Hohn is owned as a Secondary Umpire by tommy
, who is now in 12th place in the UEFL with 1 point.
The next postseason award, Fill in Umpire of the Year, will be released this evening.